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Data Provider: Welsh Government Recorded fly-tipping incidents by size

These figures are published as Official Statistics. The total number of fly-tipping incidents recorded by local authorities in Wales should be greater or equal to the total number of fly-tipping incidents by size, as it relates to the fly-tipping incidents cleared by the local authority only, not those cleared by others. However, after carrying out quality assurance checks on historic data this was found not to be the case for 2007-08 and 2010-11. To ensure this issue doesn’t occur in future years, validation processes will be improved to ensure consistency between data relating to incidents recorded by local authorities and incidents cleared by local authorities.

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[Collapse]Incidents by size54,25464,97254,71248,11941,87335,57933,93632,25231,20235,75837,76134,50233,14531,971
Incidents by sizeSingle black bag7,56413,7947,7774,2203,9103,9124,4341,6051,3621,3191,0069591,2221,242
Single item14,99614,96712,22310,2448,2415,7914,4605,8366,1486,3856,6845,9256,4575,943
Car boot or less9,77913,17712,42612,47711,6778,5057,3948,3018,9409,84610,5179,80910,1949,684
Small van load12,48913,09512,79413,32711,66711,28311,77610,7938,67711,53111,99011,75510,20510,199
Transit van load6,6267,1866,7745,7224,8004,5464,6654,3004,8995,3626,1995,4904,5864,285
Tipper lorry load2,3542,3912,4021,8531,4431,3351,0141,2881,0571,1581,241455397493
Significant / multi loads44636231627613520719312911915712410984125

Metadata

Title

Local Authority Recorded Fly-tipping

Last update

February 2021 February 2021

Next update

November 2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

WasteDataFlow, Natural Resources Wales

Contact email

stats.environment@gov.wales

Designation

None

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Local authorities

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

Summary of fly-tipping incidents, enforcement actions and prosecution outcomes.

Data collection and calculation

The statistics are based on the returns made by local authorities to the Waste Data Flow database. The statistics do not cover fly-tipping incidents on private land, and not all incidents of fly-tipping will be reported to the local authority.

The costs for the size categories (single items, single black bags, car boot or less, small van loads and transit van loads) are set in the system based on national averages. For the other categories (tipper lorry loads and significant multiple loads), the costs are entered by the local authority. As these costs vary, a rise or decrease in incidents will not necessarily have the same rise or decrease in costs.

It should be noted that prosecutions do not necessarily take place in the same year as the relevant fly-tipping incident occurs.

Whilst fly-tipping figures are no longer designated as “National Statistics”, they continue to be published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

2006-07 onwards

Users, uses and context

Data on fly-tipping in Wales is collected in order to help the Welsh Government, local authorities and other agencies to monitor the situation in Wales

Revisions information

Revisions are marked with an (r).

Statistical quality

The statistics are based on the returns made by local authorities to the Waste Data Flow database. The statistics do not cover fly-tipping incidents on private land, and not all incidents of fly-tipping will be reported to the local authority.

Further data is provided in the Quality Report.

Keywords

Fly-tipping